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HDD Storage problem !!

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November 20, 2013 2:28:28 PM

Sup guys
its my first time Making a thread,hope im doing this well on,right section.. :) 

Okay so I have Win XP SP3
... I had 2partitions with 30gb each (All 60GB HDD) so today tried from 2partitions to make into one.. I deleted one partition but now i cant find the 30gb i cant find 'em anywhere it has gone.. checked out at
Computer Managment - Disk Managment - Theres not any Unnlocated part.. or anything..


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a c 300 G Storage
November 21, 2013 11:53:39 AM

Backup your remaining data from 30gb space to another drive. Then get a XP bootable cd, format all partitions, then create new partitions, now you will get back all the space.
November 22, 2013 7:06:28 AM

Thanks for your time buddy'
the answer was so helpful i've back my GB's

but i've and one request if you can help me with this too'.. now when i turn on PC
first shows me this:
Cause i formated with XP CD that drive( when i lost 30gb )
i can slove this by formating my Local disk C; but thought if you guys know any step by not Formating Local disk C;

( the first Microsoft Windows XP profesional ) doesnt work cause I've formated it but still shows this again..
and Second one works ... perfectly wich means that windows is on ( LOCAL DISK C; )

my quest is How Can I " SKIP " this step.
( when i turn on PC i wont this show )

: Sorry my English its not good but,hope you guys Understand me what i want..

Thank you..
a c 300 G Storage
November 22, 2013 10:03:47 AM

You have to "Edit the Boot.ini File" here is how to :

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2. Click Advanced System Settings==>Advanced==>Startup and Recovery==>Settings==>Under System Startup, click Edit.

You will see exactly this :

This is a sample of a default Boot.ini file from a Windows XP Professional computer.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Now you can do either one : select the default operating system, change the timeout value(from 30seconds to 0 seconds) or manually edit the file, like, remove the second line that reads : multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
then SAVE the changes in Notepad. Close the Notepad. Reboot the system, and you are done.